I'm getting a little worn out with trying to make deals via text, email or pm.
When you are in easy driving distance why not go and see what you are making an offer on?
At least be willing to talk on the phone.
Nobody seems to want to do either. Just want to throw offers out there, no face, sometimes no name...
I get it if you are far away, but wouldn't you at least want to talk to someone before you drive hours based on some text messages?
Is it that people are fishing for a great deal and it's easier to throw a low ball out there without looking someone in the eye?
You still have to meet me in person to get the machine...
Does nobody watch fast and loud?
While you may not like the show (I don't overly love it all the time), there is something to be said for "I'm here now and I have cash".
I can pretty much guarantee that works, at least with me. I don't always need every dollar out of sale so the easier you make it on me, the more likely I am to sell it cheaper. But you are absolutely not getting a better deal without looking me in the eye and shaking my hand.
I really have to believe the wise thing to do when buying something that costs thousands of dollars is too look it in person and if that's not possible because of distance to at least talk to the guy before making an offer.
I'm all for texting, god knows it makes my work more efficient and customers easier to keep track of (i'm an electrical contractor), but I can't help but think it's turning society into a bunch wusses that lack communication skills.
I really don't mind a discrepancy in value, everyone has their idea of what they want to pay. But at least come see it, play it and any other games I have on hand and regardless of whether or not we make a deal we can part friends.
We all love to buy low and sell high. But if you are too gutless to do it in person, honestly you don't deserve it.